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Casablanca in the English Garden
What: The Mansion on Peachtree hosts a night ($35) of cinema under the stars in its outdoor space with Moroccan-inspired snacks (coriander and paprika popcorn) and sips.
Why: Classic films deserve their own cocktail — Sahara Nights is a refreshing blend of rum, ginger, citrus, and berries.
When: Fri. Reception, 8 p.m.; film, 9 p.m.
Where: 3376 Peachtree Rd., Buckhead. Reservations (required) to 404-995-7545.
Lucky Star Benefit
What: A fabulous celebration ($10) in Madonna’s honor with a Minette Magnifique burlesque show, Material Girl costume contest, and art show inspired by Madge and her many iterations.
Why: Proceeds go toward The Rainbow Center, an outreach program for the GLBTQ community.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.-midnight.
Where: DooGallery, 205 Holtzclaw St., ste. j, Reynoldstown.
What: Local playwright Margaret Baldwin’s five-years-in-the-making depiction of actual events during the civil rights movement debuts tomorrow.
Why: Selma, Miss., relatives offered Baldwin personal accounts to add historical depth.
When: Fri.-Oct. 24. Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m.
Where: Horizon Theatre Co., 1083 Austin Ave. NE, Little Five Points (404-584-7450). Tickets ($20-$30) online at horizontheatre.com.
Midtown Festival of the Arts
What: Head to the inaugural outdoor market for live music (The Connells headline), a one-mile road race, beer garden, and screening of the Atlanta-shot classic Driving Miss Daisy.
Why: The Plates on Peachtree culinary event ($30-$40) features neighborhood eats from Noon (mini meat loaf sandwiches), Top Flr (fig and duck confit salad), and more.
When: Opening party and auction, Fri., 7 p.m. Festival, Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 999 Peachtree St., Midtown. Schedule and locations online at midtownfestivalofthearts.org.
Photo: Courtesy of The Mansion on Peachtree
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